Sexual Assault is any forced, unwanted and nonconsensual sexual contact or activity. Most cases of reported sexual assault occur to women between the ages of 14 and 25 years. Regardless of gender, race, class, religion, occupation, or physical appearance, all people are potential victims.
Victims of sexual assault experience a sate that resembles acute grief because of their sever psychological loss. Their feelings of wholeness, strength, trust and self-control are affected and possible lost. The following are some of the harmful and last consequences victims may experience:
Physical - higher chance of having a sexually transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain, premenstrual syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological and pregnancy complications, migraines, back pain, and facial pain.
Psychological - shock, denial, fear, confusion, anxiety, withdrawal, guilt, nervousness, distrust of others, emotional detachment, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and unhealthy diet behaviors such as fasting, vomiting, abusing diet pills and overeating.
Social - strained relationships, less emotional support, less frequent contact with friends and relatives, and lower likelihood of marriage.
Sart... Sexual assault response team
The Sexual Assault Response Team has been designated by the Division of University and Student Affairs to handle sexual assault cases. The team includes a coordinator and designated individuals from throughout the university. For information or to report a sexual assault case, students may contact any member of the team. The Sexual Assault Response Team is available to help anyone who reports a violation of the sexual assault policy.
In cases of immediate danger or an emergency, call the University Police at 911.
For more information on Sexual Assault contact the Women's Center at (203) 392-6946 or visit the Women's Center website.
For more info on the Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.)